STET presents A VERY OLD MAN WITH ENORMOUS WINGS at Theater aan het Spui in The Hague

28th & 29th January.

STET brings to Theater aan het Spui the play A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings. Inspired by the work by Gabriel Garciá Márquez it is suitable for children over the age of eight and adults of all ages.

Gabriel García Márquez’s darkly comic tale is brought to the stage for children and adults to share. In a kitchen, in a theatre, two storytellers and their audience find something remarkable — a very old man with enormous wings.

The wise neighbour woman tells us he’s an angel. The priest says he’s an imposter. Pilgrims flock to see him, hoping to be healed by him, hoping for a glimpse. They leave with something different than what they expected.

Adapted from Márquez’s Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes, Collapsing Horse,  a Dublin-based theatre company,  bring this classic piece of magical realism to the stage to explore and portray its beautiful, strange and emotional richness.

Winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, the Colombian novelist and journalist is known for his critically acclaimed works, primarily for his novels such as One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) and Love in the Time of Cholera (1985).

International reviews from theatre critics:

★★★★★ The Arts Review “fifty minutes of near theatrical perfection”

★★★★ The Irish Times “a model of ingenuity”

★★★★ Sunday Business Post “There is as much for adults to enjoy…. as there is for children

★★★★★ The Mail on Sunday “a beautiful if enigmatic ending… The two performers perform as a perfect team and the whole thing is an absolute delight.”